Hartford Colonials to Open Mini-Camp to Public

The United Football League’s (UFL) Hartford Colonials kick off a three-day mini camp this morning at 9 am, at Sage Park in Berlin.  Team workouts are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There will be two practices on Friday and Saturday, with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon session from […]

Pro Football Update: Ricky Santos and Other Local Players Look to Catch On

The Boston Globe has provided an update of the progress of some local football players’ quest to play professionally.  Connecticut Sports Law favorite Ricky Santos, now with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, is mentioned, as is Mackenzy Bernadeau, the offensive lineman from Bentley College who was drafted by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Some former UConn football players […]

NFL Draft: Connecticut Connections and Notes

Two UConn Players Drafted, Two Signed as Rookie Free Agents Cornerback Tyvon Branch was selected with the 1st pick of the 4th round (100th overall) by the Oakland Raiders; of note, Branch graduated from UConn in only 3 1/2 years Offensive Guard Donald Thomas, a West Haven native, was selected with the 29th pick of the 6th round […]

NFL Draft Update: UConn’s Branch, Thomas Ranked in Top 10 at Their Positions

UConn’s Tyvon Branch and Donald Thomas have been ranked in the top 10 draft-eligible players at their respective positions by Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News.  Branch is listed as the fourth best safety prospect in the draft, while Thomas is listed as the tenth best offensive guard prospect. Without taking any credit away from […]